Skip to comments.Cleveland Kidnapper Forced Victim to Have Abortion Five Times
Posted on 05/09/2013 6:21:57 PM PDT by Morgana
As more details emerge from the case of the Cleveland kidnapper who apprehended three teenage girls and forced them to live as sex slaves for a decade in his home, a leading pro-life attorney hopes more charges will be made.
Samuel Casey, the general counsel for the Law of Life Project has been closely following the case and he tells LifeNews it appears from reports of the crimes that the first young woman kidnapped by Ariel Castro, Michelle Knight, was raped, impregnated and forcibly aborted by Castro (right) at least five times during her more than ten year captivity.
The grand jury is now meeting to determine the facts of the case and appropriate charges and he believes Castro should be held accountable for the deaths of the babies in the abortions.
If as reported Ariel Castro starved and then kicked a pregnant Michelle Knight resulting in her miscarrying five children Castro should be charged with aggravated and felonious assault against Knight and aggravated murder of her children. I trust the grand jury will be investigating all such possible charges, he said.
Casey says Ohio adopted a state law in 2002 that includes unborn children under murder, manslaughter, and assault statutes in non-abortion cases where they are killed, such as in this case.
Casey also thinks the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which recognizes the child in utero as a legal victim if he or she is injured or killed during the commission of any of 68 existing federal crimes of violence, could also come into play.
These crimes include some acts that are federal crimes no matter where they occur (e.g., certain acts of terrorism), crimes in federal jurisdictions, crimes within the military system, crimes involving certain federal officials, and other special cases, he tells LifeNews. The law defines child in utero as a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb. Though the majority of kidnapping crimes are prosecuted as state offenses, the federal government can also prosecute someone for kidnapping if the kidnapping crosses state lines.
Casey continued, Federal prosecutors can file kidnapping charges independent of state charges, meaning you can be charged with both federal and state crimes. It does not appear that the perpetrator in this case, Ariel Castro, crossed state lines with any of his victims. We should be vigilant to investigate whether Castro ever took Jocelyn across state lines.
As the grand jury meets to determine all of the facts, let us be vigilant to assure that the perpetrator(s) of any force abortion(s) in this case is/are charged and convicted of such crimes, Casey said.
He said holding Castro accountable for killing those babies would provide extra justice for the three kidnapped women, Amanda Berry, 27, Michele Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, 23, as well as Jocelyn, Amanda Berrys 6-year old daughter.
It is incredible to me how tough these women are. To survive this.
Only five abortions? Whoopi Goldberg still has her beat.
I can’t even imagine someone kicking me in the stomach to the extent that it kills a human being inside of me. Five times.
Think of a malnourished woman, unable to fight back, to defend her baby, being kicked again and again and again until the baby gives up.
There was one set of footprints many, many times in that house in the past decade.
He murdered babies.
Unbelievable the pure hell these women went through..what I dont understand is how come he allowed Amanda to have her child..makes me think he only wanted girls but he would have had no clue the sex of the babies that Michelle had..this guy is a despicable piece of filth, just like Kermit Gosnell..he will probably use the defense, hey Obama said that he didn’t want his daughters punished with a baby, neither did he
I read he punched her in the stomach until she miscarried. I wouldn’t call that a forced abortion. It is murder by assault.
deliver us from evil...BUMP
He’ll be a hero to the ‘Rats.
I just hope he gets his fair shake...I want him to have an endless fear, to be in agony,to have not a single moment of peace.....
I was gonna post some sarcastic “doesn’t the man ever get a choice”? But that is just too far.
There’s a simple resolution to this crime. Take Castro outside and put his head on a flat rock. Then allow anyone who wants to hit him in the head 5 times with a sledge hammer.
Could save the taxpayers a lot of money in wasted legal defense dollars and housing this putrid vermin in prison for the rest of his life.
(Note to his jailers: if he makes an attempt on his life . . . . . . . . LET HIM!!!)
Right now it's useful for diverting attention from Benghazi and the Tsarnaevs.
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Gosnell did essentially the same thing. They are both a waste of air.
I can’t hardly bear to hear or watch anymore about these cases. I feel sick.
The only thing that helps is to hug my grandbabies a bit tighter....and pray that God will protect them and other innocents from these monsters.
“I want him to have an endless fear, to be in agony,to have not a single moment of peace.....”
It should start with castration, one gonad at a time, maybe a month a part, with no anesthetic...followed by a month of waterboarding (just for the hell of it)...then he must be torn limb from limb, one limb at a time, a month apart...then he must be tossed out into the street and required to dodge cars...if he survives that, he must be hung by the neck, but not dropped thru the trap door...hung as he is slowly lowered til his body is no longer supported...and hang that way where all can see him for some 24 hours...
Yes, I know this is not PC, and why in hell do we have to have ‘humane’ punishment? What he and the others diserving of the death penalty have done is not humane. F’m...Kill ‘em and make ‘em hurt.
So, on top of all of this, this guy is a scumbag Dim ?
This story makes my skin crawl.
How were the babies aborted? Was the woman driven to a “clinic”? Was it infanticide in the dungeon?